Current Trends in Low-Energy HVAC Design

Jul 01, 2013

The objective of this paper is to provide some insight into how HVAC systems are changing to meet the drive towards lower energy usage. The paper is primarily focusing on trends, observed by the author in designs which have been highlighted in research journals and project work. A case study is provided which highlights how some of the trends have been implemented on a current design.

keywords: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Dedicated Outside Air Systems (DOAS), Ventilation decoupling, Variable Air Volume (VAV)

Robert L. Tazelaar, PE, LEED AP (Arup)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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